The very first trailer has dropped for the upcoming thriller The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt as a potentially troubled individual.
Based on the huge bestseller from author Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train tells the story of Rachel (Blunt), a divorcee that likes to daydream about the seemingly perfect married couple she sees from her train every day. One day, while looking out of her train window, she witnesses a shocking event.
Emily Blunt, who knocked it out of the park in last year’s Sicario, could have another winner on her hands here. The tension is palpable, twists and turns seem to be lurking around every corner, and Blunt’s performance here could very well be huge. It’s early days yet, but the buzz is starting to get loud. We can’t wait.
This will mark a change of pace for director Tate Taylor, whose previous two films, The Help and Get On Up, were more safe, crowd-pleasing fare. The script has been written by Erin Cressida Wilson, whose credits include Secretary and Chloe.
The Girl on the Train, also starring Hayley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Justin Theroux and Lisa Kudrow, will hit the U.S. on October 7.
Synopsis for The Girl on the Train:
In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.